Cape Tribulation Accommodation
- B&B / Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the Daintree Rainforest National
Cape Tribulation offers great scuba diving
See the Great Barrier Reef with Rum Runner!
Rum Runner is currently not in Cape Tribulation
until further notice,
please see Oceansafari
for half day snorkelling trips.
The Great Barrier Reef is closer to the coast at Cape Tribulation than
anywhere else in Queensland and the Rum Runner can take you out there
in less than an hour for scuba diving and snorkeling!
Below is some info, prices and photos to get you enthusiastic about
this great reef trip and a link to book
this tour online.
Rum Runner leaving Cape Tribulation for a day of snorkeling and scuba
diving on the Great Barrier Reef
Scuba diving from Cape Tribulation off the Daintree Coast
is a must do. Above you see the Rum Runner departing for a great day
of snorkelling and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. It is a comfortable
sailing catamaran that carries only 44 passengers and can take you from
Cape Tribulation to the Great Barrier Reef in less than an hour for
a magic day of snorkeling and/or scubadiving.
Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef topped the list when
early 2004 a survey was held in the UK and people were asked for their
'five things to do before you die'.
A visit to Cape Tribulation would just simply not be complete without
a trip to this amazing eco system. While many (often pretty large) boats
run out of Cairns and Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation has only two small
operators, ensuring a great day and pristine coral.
Out on the reef you will see lots of brightly colored
fish and corals, sting rays, giant clams, sea turtles, and even some
harmless small reef sharks. Some days whales are spotted too that pass
through the area on their way to breeding grounds.
Rum Runner's crew will give you informative talks to help you understand
and appreciate this eco system even more. Dependent on weather conditions
and tides this trip will go to either Undine Reef or Mackay Reef.
Never done scuba diving before? Never mind, you can still
dive here. This is called an intro-dive and a qualified instructor will
equip you, give you all instructions needed and stay with you throughout
the dive. An experience not to be missed.
Rum Runner sailing from Cape Tribulation to the Great Barrier
Rum Runner leaving Cape Tribulation for a day of snorkeling and
scuba divingon the Great Barrier Reef
Prices are $150.- adult, children 3-14 years $100.- ,
infants free. They offer a family deal of $450.- too.
Certified scuba diving prices are $50.- for first dive, $25.- for a
Introductory scuba diving prices are $70.- for the first dive, $40.-
for a second dive.
Included are; morningtea, afternoon tea, a tropical buffet lunch, informative
talks on marine life, snorkel gear, and pick-up and return by bus to
Rainforest Hideaway. Other things like underwater cameras, chocolate
bars, soft drinks, beer, hats, T-shirts etc. are available for sale
on board. Wetsuits are included in the price and prescription masks
are available for hire.
The Rum Runner bus will pick you up from Rainforest Hideaway around
07.50 in the morning and take you to Cape Tribulation Beach where a
small tender will take you to the boat. The same bus will return you
to Rainforest Hideaway around 16.30 in the afternoon.
If you are a vegetarian, breatharian, or have any other dietary requirements
please inform at the time of booking your reeftrip as this can be catered
From Cape Tribulation there are only day trips, if you'd
like to spend several days on a liveaboard boat you'll need to do this
from Cairns, to book reeftrips or scuba diving courses (or any other tours)
in Cairns click
Rum Runner has arrived at the Great Barrier Reef
Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef
Cape Tribulation does not have guaranteed whale spotting like
Hervey Bay but during August and September there is a good chance
of seeing whales passing by on their annual migration.
This whale was spotted by Rum Runner crew during a cruise in September
2006 and entertained passengers for quite a while.
This popular trip is often booked out in the busy seasons,
you might like to book this in advance to avoid disappointment. Your
host Rob will be happy to make arangements for you, this way you can
book your accommodation and reef trip all at the same time and only
need to send your deposit or credit card details once. If you have
already booked your accommodation at Rainforest Hideaway you can at
any time later easily book this trip and it will not be necessary
to re-send your credit card details. (There is no extra booking fee,
you pay exactly the same as when you'd go to the operator directly).
To book online click
or to ask any other details on the trip send
Divers with Medical Conditions
Australian Scuba Diving Standards require that all certified divers
are medically fit to dive. Certain medical conditions may exclude
you from diving, for example; Asthma, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Heart, Lung
or Blood Disorders of any kind. If you are taking any medication (with
the exception of the contraceptive pill) you may also be excluded
If you suffer from a medical condition or are taking medication,
a fully completed Medical Form (A.S. 4005.1) is to be completed by
a Medical Practitioner with knowledge of diving medicine, prior to
your arrival at Cape Tribulation. This form must be presented before
you will be able to participate in any form of diving.
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